Victorianism and Charles Dickens

Literature & Life Autumn 2018

What a fabulous week to be able to jump in and explore all those amazing connections between the Victorian Age and Sydney our home city: The Queen Victoria Building, Victoria Road, Albert Road, The Palace Gardens… the list goes on. And it is important to stress that Sydney actually grew into a city exactly in the Victorian age. So any early pictures of Sydney will show exactly what the world was like during this time.

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Hi all,

Blog topics for this week provide an awesome opportunity to display your critical and creative talents.

CREATIVE

Write a paragraph describing your own city or suburb using some of the literary language techniques that we have seen working in Charles Dickens.

CRITICAL

Write a brief critical appraisal of what you think Dickens’s main complaints are about Coketown- from the passage we explored in tutorials today.

CREATIVE

Write a letter to Queen Victoria alerting…

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